South Shields FC stormed into the FA Vase Final with a 4-0 win over Coleshill Town and the fans could not be happier.
At a packed Mariners Park, Shields sealed a first trip to Wembley, on May 21, with a 6-1 aggregate win.
Fans took to the Shields Gazette Facebook page to share their joy and pride at such an amazing achievement.
Here’s just a few of the hundreds of things people had to say:
Linda Lindsay, said: “Well done lads you have done us proud.”
Viv Marley, said: “Well done South Shields Mariners!!!”
Best afternoon of my lifeTerry Wilkinson
Agnes George, added: “Well done Mariners. Good luck for Wembley.”
Allyson James, said: “Well done to everyone involved in Shields football club, what a great achievement for the town hope you win at Wembley in May xx.”
Susan Sinclair, said: “Well done can’t believe we’re on the way to Wembley whoop whoop!”
Mark Steadman, said: “Great to see all the young ‘uns on the pitch at the end.”
Chris Meston, said: “Congratulations, Geoff Thompson and all at South Shields AFC.”
John Egan, said: “Simply the best better than all the rest.”
Emma Whitfield Kapranos, said: “Amazing well deserved lads x.”
Valerie Davidson, said: “Wow wow wow well done all.”
Len Rundle, added: “Well done lads, get in, Wembley here we go.”
Andrew James, said: “Are we looking at the new Sunderland AFC team?”
Vivienne Pascoe, said: “Fab news for the town.”
John Murray, said: “Well done to my home town team good luck at Wembley.”
William Topping, said: “Massive congratulations South Shields FC. Wembley bound.”
Mandi Adams, said: “Well done sand dancers yayyy from a sandy.”
Terry Wilkinson, added: “Best afternoon of my life!! Two finals and in semis of a third, 24 consecutive wins, still in with a chance of league title - and promotion. What’s not to enjoy for a home town boy? Forget #safc and #nufc, this is where it’s at! Real, non-cynical football, grass roots, community!! AND . . . a trip to Wembley!”
Elaine Odix Rice, said: “Tell me ma me ma....Wembley get in...proud of the mariners.”
Margaret Mesie, said: “Well done me bonny lads!! Very proud of you!!!”